Ten Point Vision Statement for Future Growth
Ten Point Vision Statement for Future Growth The Ten Point Vision Statement was developed to ensure that the policies and goals and recommendations for implementation reflect the community’s core values. Having a clear consensus of the Town’s values ensures that the policies and goals within the plan are consistent with the values and will move decision making towards the implementation of those goals.
- Continued Managed Growth within the Incorporated Area – As the population increases in the unincorporated areas of Denton County, the next twenty years worth of growth (particularly commercial growth) within the Town of Cross Roads shall be managed through land use control and management of supporting infrastructure to handle the additional growth and to ensure adequate sales tax to maintain a policy of no city property taxes.
- Natural Resource Protection – The Town of Cross Roads residents place a high value on the protection, enhancement and character of open spaces, conservation of trees and environmentally sensitive areas located within the community.
- Continued Agricultural Identity – The history and character of the Town of Cross Roads is forever connected to the rural and agrarian use of the land. The Town recognizes the need to continue this tradition through the preservation and management of existing agrarian uses and their contribution to the economic and cultural vitality of the community. Agrarian uses provide jobs, preserves rural character, scenic views and wildlife habitats.
- Sense of Community and Sense of Place Development Quality – Distinctive and coordinated development which enhance a sense of place and an identity to the Town is required through architectural requirements along our commercial corridors. Developed areas should emphasize the connection between commercial and civic uses.
- Housing Choice – The Town of Cross Roads recognizes the desire of its residents to live within a community which connects to the rural and cultural nature of the area. New housing should be reflective of a low-density (one acre net or larger lot size) development patterns which reflect the limited amount of available infrastructure.
- Fiscal Responsibility – Adequate and Cost Effective Public Services – The Town of Cross Roads has sought to find a management style which allows limited intrusive local government, while providing essential services to its citizens. The Town wishes to continue to practice traditional conservative fiscal values while investigating certain expansion of services with limited impact on residents.
- City / County Coordination – The Town of Cross Roads recognizes its significant relationship to Texas Department of Transportation, Denton County and the required coordination with those agencies to provide services to the Town’s Population.
- Public Services and Utilities Coordination – The Town of Cross Roads is dependent of the continued economic and organizational coordination to manage growth and population with the local providers of municipal and franchise infrastructure and utilities.
- Quality Transportation – The Town of Cross Roads is committed to the continued study of development impact on its major and minor arterials linking its residents to the greater region as a whole. The Town will coordinate with Denton County and the Texas Department of Transportation to ensure the continued maintenance and demand capacity of its road network system. The Town will also require access management where appropriate.
- Predictability and Public Involvement – The Town of Cross Roads is committed to making development decisions fair, predictable and cost effective by encouraging community and stakeholder information sharing, problem solving, and collaboration in the decision making process.